Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019

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        Thousands of ducks race to benefit CHIP

Thousands of ducks race to benefit CHIP



This year's Chesapeake Rubber Duck Race featured food, games, and some friendly competition. The main event on race day was the race itself where one lucky winner received the keys to a 2010 Nissan Versa. Proceeds from the event benefit CHIP


Chesapeake City Council members Lonnie Craig and Ella Ward attended the Sponsor Reception to show their support.

Buddy Smith and Michele Partridge Lane of Russells Heating and Cooling enjoyed the opportunity to socialize at the reception.

Newlyweds Jim and Jennifer OSullivan were on hand for the Sponsor Reception.

Elizabeth Dixon of CHIP and William Doxey enjoyed the relaxation of the reception before all of the hard work to come in preparation for the big event.

From left: Meteorologist Evan Stewart, Sheriff John R. Newhart and Greg Starling discussed the wonderful work of CHIP in our community.

Michelle Boyle, left, and Chelsea OSullivan of Fringe Salon with Johnny Abbitt of 45 Degrees Martini Lounge and 360 Services offered prize opportunities at their booth the day of the Duck Race.

RN Linda Palmer of CHIP and Dennis Connell of Rose Bay Seafood passed out yummy samplings of shrimp and grits.

Meteorologist Patrick Rocky entertained the children with a story.

William Doxey, left, and Chesapeake Hospital Authority Board Member and Realtor Robert Culpepper enjoyed the team Tug of War competition.

DJ R. David Hall of Coastal Karaoke provided musical entertainment and served as MC for the competitions.

Kenya the Klown entertained and made balloon animals for the children.

The Chesapeake Sheriffs Office tug-of-war team dug in during the competition

Team 45 Degrees made a valiant effort against some pretty tough-to-beat teams.

The team from Russells Heating and Cooling showed their strength.

The Duck Race Mascot entertained the crowd between tug-of-war match-ups

Chesapeake Regional Medical Center CEO Wynn Dixon played referee for the tug-of-war matches.

Team Huge Mistake worked hard to bring down the guys from the Sheriffs Office.

Wynn Dixon enjoyed the tug-of-war matches with his daughter Elizabeth.

The Russells team took the second place trophy. From left: Mike Hale, Kevin Carlson, Chip Roady, Jillian Smith, Brad West, Gene Combs

The first place trophy in the tug-of-war competition went to team CSO.

Sheriff Newhart proudly displayed the trophy his men won.